Tesco movies free to all, Google Play is 1 #TechTalk

Thursday 7th March, 2013
Tesco movies free to all, Google Play is 1 #TechTalk

broadbandchoices.co.uk scours the web to bring you the latest broadband, mobile and tech news. TODAY: Tesco launches a TV and film streaming service, Google Play marks its first birthday with a sale and an expert predicts the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be even bigger than the S3...

Tesco launches Clubcard TV for real

Tesco has opened up its free TV and film streaming service to the masses.

According to The Next Web, a technology news website, Clubcard TV is now available to anyone with a Tesco Clubcard. Last month #TechTalk reported how the platform had been 'soft launched' for use by the supermarket's employees.

Clubcard TV is completely free - Tesco claims it will remain "free forever" - but unlike its paid-for rivals such as Netflix, adverts will appear at intervals while streaming.

Anyone can pick a Clubcard for free, so it's pretty much available to all.

Google Play Store celebrates 1st birthday

It's now been 12 months since the birth of the Google Play store on Android devices.

Prior to a re-brand in March 2012, the mobile platform's app-selling facility had been known as Android Market. To mark its first birthday, Google Play is selling many apps, movies, music and books at reduced prices, reports tech site Trusted Reviews.

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be bigger than S3

A mobile industry analyst has predicted the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be even more popular than its gazillion-selling predecessor, the Galaxy S3.

James Hilton, CEO of mobile marketing agency M&C Saatchi Mobile, told gadgets magazine T3 that he expects Samsung's next flagship device - due to be unveiled next Thursday - to eclipse the success of the Galaxy S3, which has clocked up more than 40 million sales worldwide.

Isles of Scilly get 'life-changing' broadband

Superfast broadband is on its way to the Isles of Scilly in a "pioneering" scheme by BT.

The telecoms giant will use existing underwater fibre optic cables to provide over 2,000 inhabitants with "some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK," reports BBC News.

BT expects the £3.7million project to be finished in the first half of 2014.

KFC adds free Wi-Fi to the menu

Fried chicken chain KFC is following the likes of McDonald's and Starbucks by offering free Wi-Fi at eateries across the UK, reports online tech magazine Pocket-lint.

The world's foremost purveyor of food in paper buckets has teamed up with Sky-owned wireless provider The Cloud to give customers free Wi-Fi in all of its UK restaurants.

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